Saturday, August 26, 2017

A SEAL GOES FISHING

A few days ago I came across an unexpected gift.  I discovered a camera card stored away with several unseen photos from our road trip last Spring.  These were taken of the seals near a pier in California, I can't remember which one now.  


We saw a seal slowly being surrounded by gulls.  The seal had been fishing.




He had a companion for a while, you can see the other's nose touching his.


Those gulls really wanted that fish.





All the hovering overhead did not entice the seal to give away his catch.




Go away!


He almost looked like a big old puppy dog to me.






And then he was joined by his companion and off they went.



If you would like to see more photos of the seals I took on this trip, you can click on the tag below this post titled, "Seals".




48 comments:

  1. Good grief, I have never seen anything like this! So glad you found this camera card! They are like dogs pestering a human for their dinner. I had no idea they would do this, and I guess there is nothing much the seal can do about it. Fabulous shots!!

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    1. Thanks Ginny, those seagulls can be very pesky when there are scraps to be had.

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  2. Seals have the sweetest faces! Just loved seeing these.

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    1. I agree, the sweetest. Thanks Rose :)

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  3. Lovely collection of photographs Denise, I'm pleased you found the camera card.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Me too Jan :) Glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  4. oh these are wonderful denise, i am surprised you never missed them!! perfect timing on their cute kiss!!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I am embarrassed to tell you how many photos of seals I took when on holiday, that these just got away from me.

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  5. so beautiful, I have never seen one except in a tank at Sea World. they do look like puppies and he is saying all mine you are not getting it. great find that you forgot you had

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    1. Thanks Sandra, it seems like seals are all over the place along the California Coast. It was fun seeing them and they are always entertaining, and noisy :)

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  6. So glad that you found your camera card. I love seals and this is just a joy to look at. Thanks so much for sharing. Have good Sunday Diane

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    1. Me too, I felt as if my birthday had arrived again when I saw what was on the card. Thank you Diane, so glad you enjoyed them. Happy Sunday to you :)

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  7. What a privilege to see. And I am glad that the pesky gulls didn't succeed in taking the fish.

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    1. I truly felt it was, and that seal was holding on to his catch for dear life :)

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  8. Wonderful photos Denise! You captured the whole drama so well!

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    1. Thank you Christine, glad you enjoyed.

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  9. Beautiful captures of all the activity, Denise!

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  10. Isn't it something how the seal continued with his catch in spite of the gulls, they do put you in mind of a puppy dog.

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    1. He certainly seemed determined to hang onto it :)

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  11. The gulls must win sometimes as they keep trying. Great shots.

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    1. Yes, they are persistent to the extreme, it must pay off at times.

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  12. The capture was fantastic. I love it. Thank goodness you didn't really lose that camera card.

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  13. Nature is wonderful. I wonder if the other seal was a pup wanting to be fed.

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    1. It is wonderful I agree. I thought perhaps the other seal was a pup and that the he was a she :)

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  14. What a great find! Wonderful photos! I have misplaced a photo card and am pretty upset...fortunately I made disks of it that I still have but I am still hoping to lay my hands on it!

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    1. Thanks Marie, I'm sorry about your photo card and I hope it turns up just like mine did. I can search and search for something, and then they turn up when I least expect them to.

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  15. Denise, fantastic capture of seal activity. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Doug and you are very welcome :)

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  16. Hello Denise!:) What super action shots! Lovely to see the two seals defending their catch, just like a dog with a bone, and a treat to see them in the sea, as like Sandra, I have only seen them in Sea World.

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    1. Hello Breathtaking, thank you so much. It is lovely to see these beautiful animals, any animal, in their own natural habitat.

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  17. Your photos of the seal are so much fun to look at.

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  18. great shots, lovely seal story.

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  19. What an amazing find. Great shots.

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  20. Great work, Denise. These are the little vignettes of nature you don't quickly forget. Gulls are certainly adept at snatching the hard earned food from another species; no doubt a factor in why they do so well.

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    1. Thanks David, I find that very true. Seeing the seals was one of my favorite experiences when we were in California. I have also had a fondness for gulls :)

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